Sep 27, 2012
Sep 18, 2012
Aug 10, 2012
Jul 9, 2012
Jun 25, 2012
Sunday, July 8 :: doors at 6:30pm/concert at 7:30pm
SELECTED WORKS of JOHN CAGE
For Independence Day weekend, Iktus celebrates the centennial of John Cage, America's everlasting musical iconoclast. Works include selections of his most endearing percussion compositions including Double Music, But what about the sound of crumpling paper, and along with the fantastic pianist Taka Kigawa, Amores and Credo in US.
Phyllis Chen will share selections of Cage's toy piano music, including Suite for Toy Piano and Music for Carillon #2 (arranged for toy piano and music box).
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Jun 20, 2012
iktus pulls music boxes out of the belly of a giant chicken (seriously)
issue project room's darmstadt classics of the avant garde, in association with the goethe institut, presents Karlheinz Stockhausen's Musik Im Bauch at Central Park!
Karlheinz Stockhausen‘s 1975 music-theatre work Musik Im Bauch (“Music in the Belly”) for six percussionists places its audience in an outré fairly-tale dream world. The piece was inspired by a game Stockhausen played with his two-year-old daughter, Julika, in which the composer listened to the sounds in her noisy stomach. Seven years later, Stockhausen conceived Musik Im Bauch during a dream. A loose narrative defines the transformation into humanity of three automatons, who attack a giant bird-man, named Miron, savagely cutting open his stomach and pulling out 3 music boxes which play melodies based on the signs of the Zodiac. All the music throughout the piece is taken from the melodies of the music boxes—a separate work often performed outright, Tierkreis—played in different speeds and fragmentations. Stockhausen challenges the listener’s ability to hear these stretched out melodies stating “if you want to hear it, you need the ears of a giant, and the memory of a giant, otherwise you will not be able to tell if a wrong note is played, or at the wrong time, they are spread so far apart. Future generations will really have to expand their perception in order to be aware of a melody which unfolds over such a long time.” Preceding the Stockhausen, New York Virtuoso Singers under the direction of Harold Rosenbaum perform new choral compositions by Danish composers. Special thanks to the Goethe-Institut for their support of this concert.
Performers: Chris Graham, Josh Perry, Steve Sehman, Chris Howard, Piero Guimaraes, Dennis Sullivan and Derek Kwan (electronics)
May 21, 2012
8PM, Friday, June 8th, 2012
Carmina Burana w/ Young New Yorkers' Chorus
Steve Sehman, Cory Bracken, Chris Graham, Josh Perry, Piero Guimaraes
Thursday, June 21st, 2012 (time tba)
Make Music New York Festival @ Central Park Band Shell
Music im Bauch, by Karlheinz Stockhausen
Steve Sehman, Josh Perry, Chris Graham, Dennis Sullivan, Chris Howard, Piero Guimaraes, Derek Kwan (electronics)
May 16, 2012
May 5, 2012
Apr 23, 2012
The program will include some of Xenakis' finest solo and chamber works, including:
Kottos (for solo cello), Mariel Roberts
Keren (for solo trombone), William Lang
Psappha (for solo percussion), Steve Sehman
Kassandra (for baritone & percussion), Jeffrey Gavett & Chris Graham
Khal Perr (for brass quintet & percussion)
Atrees (for 10 players)
featuring: Francis Liu, Carlos Cordiero, Roberta Michel, Tim Leopold, Dan Peck, David Byrd-Marrow, Fred Trumpy, Adam Forman, Joe Fee, and conductor Yoshi Onishi
$15 general admission / $8 students and seniors
547 W. 27th St, 6th Floor (click here for a map)
Apr 21, 2012
Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College
works by Donatoni, Berio, Reich, Wuorinen
featuring Iktus+ members:
Piero Guimaraes, Ryan Nestor, Josh Perry; percussion
Andrea Lodge; piano
Jay Sorce; guitar
Scott Litroff; saxophone
Feb 16, 2012
Feb 13, 2012
Alex Ross, The New Yorker
Jan 17, 2012
Dec 21, 2011
Iktus+ Queens College, NY, Spring 2012
w/ Andrea Lodge, piano, Jay Sorce, guitar, and Scott Litroff, saxophone.
featuring works by Hurel and Donatoni.
Dec 14, 2011
Bronx Community College, 12PM, Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
works by Gatto, Reich and Wolfe.
Dec 7, 2011
Wednesday, March 14th 2012. time, tbd.
Iktus+ at Suffolk Community College, Long Island.
with special guests: Julia Den Boer, piano and Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
works by Julia Wolfe and Philippe Hurel.
Nov 15, 2011
Iktus Percussion joins musicians and actors alike at UVM, including the trombone quartet (and fellow New Yorkers) The Guidonian Hand. Works will include Steve Reich's classic Music for Pieces of Wood, Julia Wolfe's Dark Full Ride (part I), and Reuse, Recycle, Reduce, a piece written for Iktus in 2009 by Dominic Donato.
Oct 16, 2011
The evening will feature an exciting and eclectic mix of original compositions and repertoire favorites, including an all-star rendition of the Philip Glass classic "Music In Similar Motion".
Suggested donation, starts at 8pm. Hope to see you there!